In Holland, the Netherlands we use the Euro as currency just like a big part of the states in the European Union. The rates of Euro to other currencies differ day by day. You can use a handy currency converter to calculate your currency to the Euro.
Exchanging money, ATM’s and Travelers’ Cheques
When you are traveling to the Netherlands you can change money at the airport or at one of the numerous exchange offices.
If you don’t want to walk around with large sums of money the most easiest way to get euros is to use the ATM’s. Make sure your card has a 4 digit pin code and let you bank know (before you travel) that you are going abroad. Make sure your bank card has a Cirrus logo to be able to use the ATM’s. Some ABN Amro banks also accept card with the Plus logo. The ATM’s have an English menu.
Travelers’ Cheques are still available but you don’t see them a lot these days.
Be aware that bank notes of 100 euro. 200 euro and 500 euro are not accepted by a lot of stores, restaurants etc. The 50 euro bank note (and lower) is widely accepted.
In the Netherlands credit cards are not so widely accepted as in the United States. Make sure you check in advance if you can pay with your credit card. Visa and MasterCard are more accepted than other cards and you might have to pay an extra fee when paying with credit cards.
Foreign credit cards might not work in machines (i.e. train tickets) or in supermarkets. Make sure you have cash with you. The people of the Netherlands are very much used to their debit cards.
VAT en Service charges are always included in your bill in restaurants, hotels and shops. It is not required to tip for extra service, however it is always appreciated. For waiters and taxi drivers many Dutch people tip around the ten percent.
Tulips in Holland provides you information about the spring flowers and flower fields in the Netherlands.
Have a look at the FAQ Section in the menu of this website to get all the information you need for a wonderful visit to the beautiful flower fields in the Netherlands.
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